FIRE responds aggressively against chancellor’s defense

January 13, 2009

by Brian Feldt

Daily Egyptian

 

A day after SIUC Chancellor Sam Goldman called free speech accusations against the university ‘baseless,' the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has responded, calling Goldman's actions deceitful.

In a release on the group's Web site Tuesday, FIRE said Goldman's letter to the group dated Jan. 7, " ... attacked the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in false and misleading public statements and strongly defended SIUC's Protest Policy despite actually changing the policy in response to a detailed letter from FIRE ...

Schools: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Cases: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Free Speech Crisis Over Unconstitutional Policies

FIRE responds aggressively against chancellor’s defense

January 13, 2009

A day after SIUC Chancellor Sam Goldman called free speech accusations against the university ‘baseless,' the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has responded, calling Goldman's actions deceitful.

In a release on the group's Web site Tuesday, FIRE said Goldman's letter to the group dated Jan. 7, " ... attacked the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in false and misleading public statements and strongly defended SIUC's Protest Policy despite actually changing the policy in response to a detailed letter from FIRE ...

Schools: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Cases: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Free Speech Crisis Over Unconstitutional Policies